xms and Heretics part ways
The 23-year-old is now a free agent and open to offers from teams in France, Europe and North America.
Alexandre "xms" Forté has stepped down from his post in Heretics after health issues put him on the sidelines intermittently over the past two months, handicapping the team as they had to replace him both during practice and on match days.
The 23-year-old's move puts an end to a ten month run in Heretics that started when he joined the French squad at the beginning of the year following the departures of David "Davidp" Prins and David "devoduvek" Dobrosavljevic.
On top of the health issues that burdened xms during the past months, the Frenchman adds that "there were many things I couldn't appreciate anymore in the team," highlighting the atmosphere, which he says changed following the sacking of coach Morgan "B1GGY" Madour and the departure of Nabil "Nivera" Benrlitom to Vitality, barring the squad from reaching the form they had earlier this year when they finished sixth at ESL One: Road to Rio - Europe.
xms will now take a few weeks off to tend to personal business and work on his health in order to return to the game fully invested, but is open to offers from teams in France, Europe and North America.
Heretics, who used the services of several stand-ins when xms' health issues didn't allow him to play and are now down to four players, tweeted that the organization will announce a new fifth in the coming days.
Heretics are now: